Choosing the Right Vocal Mic

AES Live: Expo - 139th Convention

Choosing the Right Vocal Mic

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While there are tried and true mics clinched by singers across the world, selecting the best mic for a vocalist involves more than snatching the most familiar mic off the shelf. This session talks microphone fundamentals (including polar-patterns and capsule construction), matching performance with a given voice and singing style, as well as tips for working with vocalists.

Mark Frink, Program Coordinator/Stage Manager - Jacksonville, Florida, USA; Independent Engineer and Tech Writer - IATSE 115
Peter Keppler
Kevin Madigan, Independent - Venice, CA, USA

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